2023 All-GLIAC Softball Teams Announced, GVSU Wins Three Major Awards
2023 All-GLIAC Softball Teams Announced, GVSU Wins Three Major Awards
The GLIAC announced its 2023 All-GLIAC softball teams and postseason awards in conjunction with the conference’s annual softball tournament.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2023 All-GLIAC softball teams and postseason awards in conjunction with the conference’s annual softball tournament.
The awards were voted on by the conference’s softball coaches.
Grand Valley State’s Lydia Goble was named GLIAC Player of the Year, while Laker teammate Hannah Beatus was honored as GLIAC Pitcher of the Year, marking the third consecutive year she earned the award. Ferris State's Jadyn Joseph received GLIAC Freshman of the Year recognition.
GVSU's Dana Callihan was selected as GLIAC Coach of the Year for the six consecutive season. She led the Lakers to the regular-season title and 38 wins, including 20 in conference play.
2023 GLIAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Lydia Goble, Grand Valley State
Lydia Goble was an anchor for the regular-season champion Lakers and had a stellar season to cap off her GVSU career.
She led the GLIAC in batting average, hitting .474 on the season, outpacing the closest hitter by 54 points.
Goble also led conference in RBIs with 49 and slugging percentage with an .832 mark.
The Schoolcraft, Michigan, native finished tied for first in the GLIAC in doubles (18), first in triples (eight), tied for seventh in home runs (five), tied for second in runs scored (41), sixth in stolen bases (17) and second in on-base percentage (.500).
Goble racked up 114 total bases and had 31 extra-base hits, both of which led the GLIAC by a wide margin.
She started all 42 of GVSU’s games at shortstop and finished with a .943 fielding percentage.
Goble broke the career hits record at GVSU, and her 304 career hit total sits third in GLIAC history.
She becomes the second Laker to win the award in three years (Nikoma Holmen, 2021) and the seventh GVSU player in history to win the award.
Goble also joins Katie Martin as the only players in program history to claim the GLIAC Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year awards in their careers.
2023 GLIAC PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Hannah Beatus, Grand Valley State
Hannah Beatus was dominant again in 2023 and claimed her third consecutive GLIAC Pitcher of the Year award.
She finished the regular season with a 20-1 record and holds a 0.63 ERA, a mark that led the GLIAC and ranked third in the NCAA.
Beatus struck out a GLIAC-leading 146 batters, a mark that ranked 54th in the NCAA.
She started the season on a tear and didn’t allow an earned run until her 10th appearance.
Beatus opened the season with a no-hitter against Minnesota-Duluth at the Lewis Dome Tournament.
She threw 11 shutouts, which ranked fifth in the country. Beatus allowed just 11 earned runs over 122.2 innings pitched.
Opponents hit just .170 against Beatus, and she allowed just 13 extra-base hits all season.
The North Aurora, Illinois, native won the GLIAC Pitcher of the Week honor seven times this season.
Beatus joins Allison Lipovsky as the only Lakers to win the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year award three times. Jennifer Mackson won the GLIAC Player of the Year award from 2002-2004 for her work in the circle, before the pitcher-of-the-year award was introduced in 2008.
GVSU has claimed the honor in six straight seasons.
2023 GLIAC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Jadyn Joseph, Ferris State
Ferris State University freshman Jadyn Joseph led the Bulldogs to 23 regular-season wins, which was the program's most in seven years, along with a top-4 finish in the GLIAC standings under first-year head coach Jake Schumann.
The rookie has played in 52 games this year, compiling a .311 average with a squad-best 47 hits and 22 RBIs.
She's notched four triples, three doubles and a home run for the Bulldogs, who have advanced to the GLIAC Tournament for the second consecutive year.
Joseph has scored 22 runs and accounted for 61 total bases, while drawing 10 walks.
In the field, she’s compiled a .962 fielding percentage as the Bulldogs’ primary left fielder most of the season.
2023 GLIAC COACH OF THE YEAR
Dana Callihan, Grand Valley State
Dana Callihan was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year for the sixth consecutive season.
She led the Lakers to a sixth straight GLIAC regular-season title and a top seed at the GLIAC Softball Tournament.
Callihan coached Lydia Goble to the GLIAC Player of the Year award Hannah Beatus to the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year award.
For the sixth consecutive season, Dana Callihan earns GLIAC Coach of the Year honors! #AnchorUp— GVSU Softball (@GVSUSoftball) May 5, 2023
She led the Lakers to a 38-4 regular season record, a 20-1 mark in GLIAC play and a sixth straight regular season title! pic.twitter.com/Q3DfI6TX2N
In all, the Lakers landed 11 players on All-GLIAC teams.
GVSU went 38-4 and posted a 20-1 record in conference play, winning its first 18 GLIAC games.
The Lakers won over half of their conference games via the run-rule (11-of-20) and outscored opponents by 4.9 runs per game.
GVSU holds a No. 2 ranking in the NCAA Regional Rankings and has been ranked in the top 10 in the NFCA Coaches Poll all season.
All-GLIAC First Team
C Becky Hodder, Wayne State
1B Hayley Kreiger, Davenport
2B Morgan Spicer, Grand Valley State
SS Lydia Goble, Grand Valley State
3B Mia Johnson, Parkside
OF Joanna Cirrincione, Grand Valley State
OF Kaitlin Lynch, Grand Valley State
OF Jackie Popko, Saginaw Valley State
DH Selena Michko, Purdue Northwest
UT Morgan Wagner, Grand Valley State
AL Gabby Palazzolo, Davenport
AL Sarah Gersch, Saginaw Valley State
P Hannah Beatus, Grand Valley State
P Emily Depew, Saginaw Valley State
P Maddison Roop, Purdue Northwest
All-GLIAC Second Team
C Paige Kolinski, Saginaw Valley State
1B Alexis Gills, Saginaw Valley State
2B Sydney Herioux, Saginaw Valley State
SS Jocey Gault, Purdue Northwest
3B Madison Schultz, Purdue Northwest
OF Jessica DeBoer, Purdue Northwest
OF Jadyn Joseph, Ferris State
OF Cassie Rutledge, Parkside
DH Eliana Eiland, Grand Valley State
UT Katelyn Pnacek, Saginaw Valley State
AL Kelsey Komorous, Grand Valley State
AL Kaitlyn Orme, Ferris State
P Kelsey Byers, Davenport
P Aryn Gallacher, Ferris State
P Ashley Platek, Grand Valley State
Becca Daoust, Davenport
Riley Hasseld, Davenport
Evelyn Blood, Ferris State
Catherine O'Donohue, Ferris State
Hannah Hollister, Grand Valley State
Megan Koenigshof, Grand Valley State
Kiley Akey, Parkside
Jadynn Powell, Parkside
Ashley Bravo, Purdue Northwest
Gabby Paliska, Purdue Northwest
Alyssa Muench, Saginaw Valley State
Olivia Sabin, Saginaw Valley State
Rylie Josephson, Wayne State
Shelby Miller, Wayne State
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